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Re: Modern coinage of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)
« Reply #45 on: January 07, 2019, 11:50:38 PM »

Of the ship series, the reverse of the 20 escudos features the Novas de Alegria.

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Re: Modern coinage of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)
« Reply #46 on: January 07, 2019, 11:51:34 PM »

Of the ship series, the reverse of the 50 escudos features the Senhor das Areías.

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Re: Modern coinage of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2019, 11:53:30 PM »

Of the ship series, the reverse of the 100 escudos features the Madalan.

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« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2019, 11:54:22 PM »

Here is the version with the brass outer ring. The version in the previous post has a bronze outer ring.

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Re: Modern coinage of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)
« Reply #49 on: January 07, 2019, 11:58:46 PM »
Here you see part of the package that contained the ship coins. It shows photos of the relevant vessels.

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« Reply #50 on: January 07, 2019, 11:59:06 PM »
The designer of all these reverse designs was Mr Kiki Lima of Cape Verde.

It is a very unusual idea, to issue three sets of differently themed circulation coins in one year. Some might say it is a gimmick. What do you think?

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Re: Modern coinage of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)
« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2019, 12:11:27 AM »
Notice how the legends on the obverse are arranged in different ways. No two layouts have the same arrangement.

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« Reply #52 on: January 08, 2019, 01:02:08 AM »
Here is a question. Which of the three sets is most commonly found in circulation? Which is cheapest to buy? I would suspect the animals, in both cases. The ship coins are probably the most scarce. I did buy all three sets, back in the 1990s.

I also believe that, of the bimetallic coins, the versions with the bronze ring are more scarce.

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Re: Modern coinage of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)
« Reply #53 on: January 08, 2019, 11:25:02 AM »
A very nice topic about a very unusual but well designed currency project of Cape Verde. In the approx. 150 kilos of circulated world coins I have processed over the years, there was only ever 1 coin from Cape Verde being the 5 Escudos featuring the osprey so that may be an indication that the series featuring animals is more common.